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How to ease back into social situations as restrictions are lifted

If you're feeling anxious about socializing again, you're not alone. Sponsored by Premera.

After more than a year of wearing a mask, keeping a distance and staying home, socializing with other people again might feel a little overwhelming. Luckily, there are ways to help feel better about getting back out in public.

University of Washington psychologist Jonathan Kanter joins New Day NW to talk about returning to social situations.

Some people may need to re-learn how to socialize, he said, but they will get back into it quickly.

As for combating anxiety, Kanter said breathing and telling ourselves we can do it will help.

Sponsored by Premera. Segment Producer Suzie Wiley. Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.com. Contact New Day